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If you have questions about registering in person, please contact Betsey Usher at or (615) 322-4836.

Dear VUSN alumni,

For more than 100 years, our alma mater has been educating health care professionals, educators and leaders. Today VUSN is among the nation's elite nursing schools—it should come as no surprise that U.S. News and World Report recently announced their 2019 rankings and our DNP program placed at No. 11 on the list and the MSN program ranked No.14. I'm proud to be a Vanderbilt alumna, and I hope you are too.

As General Chair for Reunion 2018, I urge you to make a gift in honor of our Reunion and volunteer to help with your class outreach efforts. Your support can play a vital role in the lives of our students and the future of health care. Gifts of all sizes combine to advance our programs, recruit and retain expert faculty, fund groundbreaking research and provide a new generation of students with the opportunity to pursue their dreams to make a difference as leaders in our field. If you've already made a Reunion gift, thank you.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone in October. We have much to celebrate this year. Current VUSN students will lead tours through our brand new expanded VUSN building. Additionally, our PhD in Nursing Science program will celebrate its 25th anniversary, and our Emergency Nurse Practitioner specialty will celebrate 10 years. Join us this fall to celebrate all that VUSN has meant in our lives.

Please don't wait to make your travel plans—Nashville is one of the country's top destinations and hotels fill up quickly.
Warmest regards,

Pamela O. Jones, BSN'81, MSN'92, DNP'13
Overall Chair
VUSN Reunion 2018

Weekend Schedule

Thursday, October 11

11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Quinq Luncheon with Dean Linda Norman
Godchaux Hall Living Room*
All School of Nursing graduates from the Class of 1968 and prior are invited to this luncheon with the dean. Attendance is complimentary for all VUSN Quinqs; fee for spouse/guest is $20 per person. R.S.V.P. to (615) 322-4836,, or online at
Valet parking will be available at the School of Nursing

1:15–2:15 p.m.
Sharing Quinq Memories
Nursing Annex 160
Relive your favorite memories and stories from your VUSN days with your classmates and Dean Norman. We will send you a DVD recording of this event so you can revisit these memories anytime.

  *The Living Room will be available after for the Quinq class to use from 2:15 to 5 p.m.

Friday, October 12

2–4 p.m.
From Discovery to the Bedside: Vanderbilt's Nursing Science to Nursing Practice
VUSN location TBA
Continuing education session for all alumni of the School of Nursing: BSN, DNP, MSN, Ph.D. and post-Master's
Session will include presentations by VUSN researchers of the latest in nursing science discoveries and by VUSN clinicians of how the science is translated into practice and improved patient care.

Research-Awareness-Collaboration: Pathways to Improved Management of Cancer Related Lymphedema
Sheila Ridner, PhD'03, MSN'00, RN, FAAN, MSHSA, BSN, and Kay Marshall Davis, MSN'78, BSN'77, PM'09, APRN

Enhancing Life in Pediatric Palliative Care: The Road Less Traveled
Terrah Foster Akard, PhD'08, MSN'01, RN, CPNP, FAAN, and Sarah Streibig Wray, MSN'00, BA'98, RN, CPNP

Shifting the Paradigm on Aging and Frailty through Research and Education
Cathy Maxwell, PhD'12, RN, and Jennifer Hannagan Kim, MSN'97, DNP, GNP-BC, FNAP

Improving Adolescent Diabetes Self-Management Using Chocolate-Covered Broccoli and Other Methods
Shelagh Mulvaney, PhD, and Cindy Lybarger, MSN'90, PNP

We have applied to the Tennessee Nurses Association for 2.0 CEU credits for this class.

Free parking will be available in the Wesley Place Garage

4–5:45 p.m.
Annual Nursing Reunion Wine & Cheese Reception featuring Dean Norman's State of the School Address and Alumni Awards Ceremony.
Annex Hallway and 155
All Nursing and Ph.D. in Nursing Science alumni and guests are invited to this annual Reunion tradition, which includes the annual Alumni Awards presentation and news about VUSN from the dean. Hosted by the VUSN Alumni Association Board.

5–6 p.m.
Student-lead tours of our new Nursing building
Please meet in Annex Hallway
Free parking will be available in the Wesley Place Garage

6–9 p.m.
Vanderbilt University's Ph.D. in Nursing Science 25th Anniversary Celebration
University Club of Nashville
2402 Garland Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212
Dinner and speakers. Attendance is complimentary for all Ph.D. in Nursing Science alumni; fee for spouse/guest is $30 per person.

Saturday, October 13

9 a.m.
VUSN Tailgate Party—hosted by current students and the VUSN Alumni Board.
Lot 73

11 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Emergency Nurse Practitioner Program 10-year Anniversary Brunch
Godchaux Hall Living Room
Celebrate the 10th year of our ENP program! No charge for alumni; cost for spouse/guest is $20 per person.
Free parking will be available in the Wesley Place Garage